- Many Ghanaians have expressed dissatisfaction with the country’s economic situation
- According to CDD's afrobarometer report, majority of citizens say the government is performing very badly
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The Afrobarometer Survey of the Ghana Centre for Democratic Development (CDD) has revealed that President Nana Akufo-Addo is leading the country in the “wrong direction”.
According to the survey, 59% (six in 10) of Ghanaians say Ghana is going in the wrong direction.
The CDD survey also revealed that majority of Ghanaians still believe that things will get better in 2020.
The survey further noted that Ghanaians’ approval of the NPP government’s economic performance has declined sharply compared to 2017.
“Only three in 10 Ghanaians (30%) describe the country’s economic conditions as fairly good or very good, a modest decline from 35% recorded in 2017.
“Fewer than four in 10 (37%) say their personal living conditions are fairly good or very good,” the findings of the survey suggests.
Another area the survey touched on is gap in incomes. “Majorities of citizens say the government is performing fairly badly or very badly in narrowing income gaps (66%), improving the living standards of the poor (56%), and creating jobs (54%).”
Meanwhile, the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in a response to the afrobarometre survey, say government is still in transition.
Communications Director of the party, Yaw Buaben Asamoa, in an interview with Joy News, said things only seemed difficult.
“…what they [Ghanaians] are seeing now is a lag effect of the transitional policies because we are in transition. We inherited an economy which was under stricture, we inherited an economy which we had to recover, restructure, restore to good health. Because if you don’t have an economy in good health, you cannot progress the economy,” he stated.
YEN.com.gh earlier reported that Ghanaians have expressed surprise and displeasure over the Ghana Education Service's (GES) procurement of 400,000 copies of past questions and answers for the first batch of beneficiaries of the Free Senior High School policy.
According to the GES, the intervention by government will help the students prepare adequately and get themselves familiarized with how their final exams will be like.
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